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The news section consists of press releases, GMC statements and web news. The list below contains all items. If you wish, you can filter out types of news using the filter button below.

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Saturday 22 October

21 October 2016

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

Press Release: Medacs Healthcare to offer GMC-run professionalism courses for overseas doctors

12 October 2016

Medacs Healthcare has announced that it will support its overseas doctors by investing in a series of Welcome to UK practice courses, developed and run by the General Medical Council.

GMC Statement: Advice for patients having cosmetic procedures

04 October 2016

We welcome the RCS' new resource for cosmetic surgery patients.

Press Release: Doctors face competency checks throughout the world

04 October 2016

In an historic decision, medical regulators from around the world signalled that in future doctors will have to show they have the skills and knowledge to provide good care throughout their careers.

Web News: Response to BBC allegations on online antibiotic prescribing

02 October 2016

GMC to investigate doctors involved in inappropriate prescribing

GMC Statement: GMC welcomes BMA decision to cancel strike action

25 September 2016

GMC Chair Prof Terence Stephenson responds to BMA move to call off strikes

GMC Statement: GMC outlines the possible impact of withdrawing from the European Union

23 September 2016

Our Chief Executive, Niall Dickson sets out the GMC's view on the impact leaving the European Union may have on regulation

GMC Statement: Response to petition regarding GMC appointments and impartiality

19 September 2016

Response to issues printed in full

Press Release: First candidates take new-look test for overseas doctors

19 September 2016

The first candidates have now taken the revamped and strengthened test for overseas doctors wanting to work in the UK.

Press Release: High court judge made new chair of doctors' tribunal service

31 August 2016

High court judge appointed new chair of MPTS